This Woman Filmed Herself Getting Fired, Posted it Online, and Now Is Upset That There Are Comments

TikTok // @brittanypeachhh

Brittany Pietsch is a tech worker who was “unexpectedly” let go from her job. Clearly, it wasn’t that unexpected, because she was prepared to film the whole thing. Pietsch then uploaded the video to TikTok, clearly feeling that her termination was unjustified. While a lot of commentators took the now-unemployed woman’s side, many people felt she was in the wrong. Pietsch was upset by comments with that sentiment and decided to clap back.

The Meeting

The video Pietsch uploaded is roughly nine minutes long and features her being let go during a virtual meeting. It’s clear from the clip that the other person didn’t know they were being recorded. Pietsch expressed to the other person that she didn’t think she should be fired, she’d been doing a good job and deserved an explanation. The other person was trying to be polite and didn’t want to get sued, so we’ll speak for them and say what they were almost certainly thinking: The business doesn’t care if she agrees she should be let go, they obviously didn’t think she was doing a good job, and they don’t owe her any explanation. As for that third point, we think her behavior during the video was explanation enough.

Her Response

Understandably, a lot of people on the internet labeled Pietsch a “loose cannon” for other workplaces. To that, she responded, “The last few days have been a roller coaster and I have been sent more messages and DMs this week than I have probably ever in my life. The most incredible outpouring of support has honestly restored my faith in the corporate world. However, the most common message I’m receiving is how many people have experienced something shockingly similar. Cold, unexplainable firing by people they’ve never met – even after years of loyalty for some. […] I’ve also read some comments about how I’ll never be able to find a job now because I’m a ‘loose cannon employee’. I’ll tell you what, any company that wouldn’t want to hire me because I shared a video of how a company fired me or because I asked questions as to why I was being let go is not a company I would ever want to work for anyway.”

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Alrighty, then.